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End of discussion

Carlton board split on superintendent’s letter

Carlton School Board member Tim Hagenah voted with his feet last week — by abruptly walking out of the March 7 committee of the whole meeting.

Hagenah’s departure ended the meeting because school board members no longer had a quorum, as members Sue Karp and Sam Ojibway were absent. Hagenah’s departure also ended the discussion about whether a “letter” written by Superintendent Gwen Carman and published in local newspapers was appropriate or overstepping her authority.

It was a discussion that school board member Ann Gustafson had moved to put on the agenda at a March 4 meeting, a motion that f...

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